Tuesday, April 27, 2010

$2 million promised to revive work on Beale Street Landing

The Commercial Appeal [Link]
By Amos Maki, April 27, 2010

The Riverfront Development Corp. has raised $1 million from private sources and the city’s Division of Housing and Community Development will provide another $1 million to continue construction on the troubled Beale Street Landing project.

The $2 million will allow the city to finish the docking facility and the building housing a restaurant and retail space. The RDC would likely still need another $7 million to finish the project as planned.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mayor Wharton's letter to City Council

April 26, 2010

Mr. Harold Collins, Chairman
Memphis City Council
125 North Main Street, Suite #514
Memphis, TN 38103

Re: Beale Street Landing

Dear Chairman Collins:

Our riverfront is being reborn, and when we are completed, it will be more than two miles of new activity, vibrancy, economic impact, public space, and options for experiencing the riverfront in new ways.




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